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Carla Anne Robbins

Donald Schepers

Carla Anne Robbins is Clinical Professor in The Marxe School of Public and International Affairs with a specialty in national security and diplomacy.

She is a nationally known journalist and foreign policy commentator, having served as Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Assistant Editorial Page Editor for The New York Times and Senior National Security Writer in Washington for The Wall Street Journal.  Professor Robbins has reported from Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Central and South America.


Professor Robbins is available to comment on:

- National security and defense issues, focusing on American politics and foreign policy
- Washington’s budget battles
- Defense spending
- U.S. relations with Russia
- Battle against ISIS
- U.S. military policy in Afghanistan and Iraq
- NATO Alliance
- Sanctions policy
- Cyberwarfare
- U.S. military rivalries and interventions
- Nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea

She was awarded Georgetown University’s 2003 Edward Weintal Prize for diplomatic coverage. At the Journal she also shared in two Pulitzer prizes: the 2000 Prize for National Reporting on the Post-Cold War defense budget and the 1999 Prize for International Reporting on the Russian financial crisis. She is also a co-winner of the 2004 Elizabeth Neuffer Prize from the U.N. Correspondents Association, the 2004 Peter R. Weitz Prize from the German Marshall Fund and the 1984 Morton Frank Award from the Overseas Press Club.

Professor Robbins is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a media fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and is a current member of the Aspen Strategy Group and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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